Tag Archives: FreeBSD

New Hosting Setup: Debian Virtual Private Server

If you’re reading this message, a DNS change has finally been relayed to your DNS client and you’re hitting this site on my new server. After many minor problems hosting at home (mostly outages for various networking/power reasons) and not … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Retiring Unix and Windows Servers

Last week I spent a surprisingly small amount of time setting up a new Ubuntu Server as a Virtual Machine which will be used to run ircd and a few other minor things internally to replace an existing FreeBSD “server” … Continue reading

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FreeBSD Ports: What Happened to mod_php5?

I’m recompiling PHP5 on my server to add PostgreSQL support, and couldn’t figure-out why all of the various mod_php* ports had disappeared from the ports/www. Turns out you need to enable PHP to do its own Apache support now. To … Continue reading

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Unix Standards: Should I use UNIX or Unix?

I came across a good article via del.icio.us at IBM developerWorks titled “Standards and specs: Not by UNIX alone” which talks about the various Unix standards including POSIX, as well as why most people who know software development well prefer … Continue reading

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Source for Easy Editor (ee of FreeBSD fame)

Sometimes when I’m on a Linux box I find myself a bit crippled without being able to use Easy Editor. I do know vi as it was the first editor I taught myself, but when I just need to do … Continue reading

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Dating a Developer: Advice From a Female’s Perspective

I came across a post with advice about dating a developer from Matt Mullinweg’s blog. Granted it’s very particular to her situation, but in general it’s a good read. For the record, I only have a few geek shirts and … Continue reading

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How To Set the System Clock in FreeBSD and Keep It Updated

It’s definitely a good thing to have your system clock synch itself each time you reboot using a public NTP Timeserver. FreeBSD makes this a piece of cake. First, you’ll want to make sure your timezone is set correctly. Check … Continue reading

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FreeBSD Ports Tricks

I was checking out this story last night as I was reading DaemonNews, but looks like Slashdot has a link to it now as well.

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FreeBSD on Sun Ultra 10 Workstation

I bought a Ultra 10 workstation a couple of years ago to teach myself Solaris on native hardware, and perhaps look into getting Solaris certified. After playing with Solaris for a few weeks, I decided that it wasn’t for me, … Continue reading

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ColdFusion MX on FreeBSD – It Works!

For the 2-5 people in the ColdFusion community that might actually be interested… I finally got a chance to play with installing CFMX on FreeBSD again, and have it up and running! I’m pretty excited– this is something I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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